Dracula Mountain (song)

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Muse song
Name Dracula Mountain
Album/single -
Length Unknown
Alternative titles -
First live performance 19th December 2004
Latest live performance 28th April 2005 (full), 22nd October 2013 (partial)
Recorded -
Writer/composer Lightning Bolt
Producer Unknown

Description

An instrumental cover of the noise rock Lightning Bolt song. First played at the Earls Court Exhibition Centre 2004, December 19th, the riff was then played the next day at the same venue where it was swiftly followed by Apocalypse Please. It was also played on the following day at the same venue and a few more times during the 2005 North America Tour, as the opener track or before the last song of the set, Stockholm Syndrome. In 2013, Dracula Mountain was played again partially.

The most significant difference between Muse's live cover and the Lightning Bolt original was the notably slower tempo that Muse played it.

Live

Dracula Mountain was the second live-only cover performed by Muse, after tourette's in 1994, and was performed as a special intro on the last two dates of 2004 at Earls Court. The original song is somewhat different than Muse's version, though it remains similar. The song is only drum and bass, though Chris plays the bass in a way to Royal Blood in that it sounds very much like an electric guitar. After these two performances, Dracula Mountain was performed a handful of times at random dates on the following tour in 2005.

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